Updated May 18, 2018

More than 100 killed in Cuba plane crash

The scene of the accident after an aircraft crashed in Havana's airport. Photo: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images

More than 100 people are reported dead after a Cuban plane crashed into agricultural lands close to the Jose Marti Airport in Havana shortly after takeoff, Reuters reports.

The details: Initial reports from Cuba's state-run television say that the Boeing 737 was carrying 104 passengers plus a foreign crew en route to the eastern city of Holguin. According to government's newspaper Granma, three passengers have survived and were taken in critical condition to a nearby hospital.

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Coronavirus kills 2 Diamond Princess passengers and South Korea sees first death

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. U.S. numbers include Americans extracted from Princess Cruise ship.

Two elderly Diamond Princess passengers have been killed by the novel coronavirus — the first deaths confirmed among the more than 600 infected aboard the cruise ship. South Korea also announced its first death Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed more than 2,200 people and infected over 75,465 others, mostly in mainland China, where the National Health Commission announced 118 new deaths since Thursday.

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SoftBank to cut its stake to get T-Mobile's Sprint deal done

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T-Mobile and Sprint announced a revised merger agreement that will see SoftBank getting a smaller share of the combined company, while most shareholders will receive the previously agreed upon exchange rate. The companies said they hope to get the deal as early as April 1.

Why it matters: The amended deal reflects the decline in Sprint's business, while leaving most shareholders' stake intact and removing another hurdle to the deal's closure.